Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move Feb. 11, 2021

Adams to Demand Higher Capacity

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will join City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) along with restaurant owners and workers to demand the State set out a clear timeline to allow indoor dining to re-open at 50 percent capacity, and extend their hours to midnight, as soon as possible. 

The call comes as restaurants prepare to re-open for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, with a curfew of 10 PM, this Friday, February 12th. Borough President Adams and others at the rally will denounce the City and State’s inadequate response to their industry’s severe economic struggles and urge greater relief measures to keep food service establishments afloat during and after the pandemic. 

This event is slated to take place at 12:20 p.m. today, Feb. 11, Outside Balboa Restaurant – 1655 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights.

Cornegy Officially Launches Campaign for Brooklyn Borough President

City Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy

City Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights), today, will be joined by family members, supporters and endorsers at a Zoom rally to formally launch his campaign for Brooklyn Borough President.

There will be appearances and taped messages by special guests including Brooklyn native and NYC basketball star Chris Mullin, Brooklyn-raised actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and Teamsters 237 President Gregory Floyd.

The event is slated for 10:45 a.m., today, Feb. 11. Zoom at

Cumbo: Capital Funding Applications Open!

City Council Member Laurie Cumbo

City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo (D-Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn) is reminding her constituents and nonprofit organizations that the NYC Council Discretionary Funding Expense Application is now open. 

Please be advised that all not-for-profit community-based organizations that wish to apply for New York City Council’s discretionary funding for FY2022 must submit a Council Application. The FY2022 application is now available on the Council’s website or by clicking here.

The submission deadline will be on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

In addition to the NYC Council Expense Application, District 35 asks that you complete a supplemental application. Click here to access the supplemental form.

Non-City organizations applying for the Fiscal Year 2022 capital funding may now download and submit applications at the CapGrants portal. All groups should submit their completed applications through this portal. Application deadlines vary depending on the source of the funding your group has requested.

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:00 pm: applies if your project requests any funding from Borough Presidents (including those groups that are also requesting funding from the Council or Department of Cultural Affairs)

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 5:00 pm: applies if your project is only requesting funding from the Council and/or the Department of Cultural Affairs

Click here for additional details.


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